Arleigh Johnson

About me

My interests vary, but I’ve found a particular delight in Regency era lately, and my favorite Plaidy novels are the Georgian series. I’ve been posting book reviews at since 2007, and my Jean Plaidy fan site,, has recently had a makeover with much information added.

From my website

review: The Flower to the Painter

The Flower to the Painter by Gary Inbinder Marcia Brownlow, a young artist among a group of American expatriates in late 19th century Europe, began her journey as a governess when her family fell on hard times and left her bereft. A friend’s aunt makes a proposal that Marcia cannot…

upcoming: Jane Austen’s First Love

Release Date: August 5, 2014 I will be reading and reviewing this book soon! Jane Austen’s First Love by Syrie James BOOK DESCRIPTION: “Fifteen-year-old Jane Austen dreams of three things: doing something useful, writing something worthy, and falling madly in love. When she visits her brother in Kent to celebrate…

review: A Jane Austen Daydream

A Jane Austen Daydream by Scott D. Southard “When one looks at life it is easy to get lost in big moments, losing simple days that pass by in a glance, unimportant except in counting down to other days and events. We only notice their loss when we wonder whither…

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